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The Black Rock

Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
+44 1736 791911
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was our first visit to Black Rock as they don’t have too many vegetarian options for my wife to choose from. Everything about the experience was very good - staff were friendly and attentive, decor and atmosphere were relaxed, the food was delicious and...More

Thank reviewbypaul
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate here on thursday and had a lovely meal served by excellent waiting staff and cooked by very calm looking, and highly competent chefs. The mains we had were the lamb curry and the plaice which were both beautifully prepared and presented. My wife...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely evening, the staff where wonderful and so was the food. we would recommend it to anybody.

Thank plum88
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good restaurant with a limited menu. The Crab Breton is a special favourite and the duck fat chips are to die for. If you are a fussy eater, the menu may be a little limited but everything is fresh and tasty. The...More

Thank heatherogburn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were not sure about how it would be, so small..but what a wonderful surprise..i had the crab with a special cream sauce as a stater to die for....then a steak with a reduction sauce...you did not need a knife...it was the most tender steak...More

Thank 66travelor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing, meal was average at best Crab Breton starter dull Lamb over cooked Staff not very friendly Would not rush back

Thank James A P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Black Rock twice during a recent stay in St Ives and were very satisfied both times. The service is friendly and individual with a pleasant laid back air. We chatted about the town, the weather and the season and if the waitress...More

Thank Lyra127
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us for an early evening meal before a Festival concert. Prior booking is a must for this and other good St Ives restaurants. We must have seen three walk-in groups politely turned away, and this around 6.30 to 7pm. Don't normally go on...More

Thank johnandelaine12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We last dined at the Black Rock in September 2011 and I was very pleased to note that the food was equally as delicious as last time. It was our last evening in St Ives and my wife and I both decided to have the...More

Thank Chris_Carol_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After being disappointed and let down by another restaurant we had a meal here. The staff were friendly and did all they could to improve our evening. However the food lacked seasoning and was mediocre for the price and type of restaurant. It was also...More

1  Thank Marianne H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 41
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 10:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place, St Ives TR26 1RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 791911
Situated in the Market Place, The Black Rock comfortably sits 36 diners in stylish surroundings where renowned local artists show their work. The St Ives born chef uses knowledge of local produce to create an ecxiting menu that changes with the seasons.
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